Making better use of Operational Experience for Nuclear Power Plants Safety
Abstract: Operational experience (OE) has numerous attraction and benefits in all major industrial activities especially in nuclear power sector. Difficulties with limited access to the industry wide OE and proper understanding are still developing issues. This paper presents short description about related effort at the European Commission Joint Research Centre Institute for Energy and Transport in Petten, The Netherlands with conclusions related to the future challenges.
As the Commission's in-house science service, the Joint Research Centre's mission is to provide EU policies with independent, evidence-based scientific and technical support throughout the whole policy cycle. Working in close cooperation with policy Directorates-General, the JRC addresses key societal challenges while stimulating innovation through developing new methods, tools and standards, and sharing its know-how with the Member States, the scientific community and international partners.